The 10th running of the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot will not only feature a full field of nine of the most talented 2-year-old horses in the country, but in town will be this year’s Kentucky Derby winning jockey/trainer tandem of Mario Gutierrez and Doug O’Neill, who will try to win the Jackpot with Know More. Gutierrez and O’Neill won this year’s Derby and Preakness Stakes with I’ll Have Another.
The reports that I have been receiving from the Hill Country and East to the Texas Piney Woods are of an abundant supply of corns. Whenever that happens, the deer seem to not move much during the daylight hours. They will feed at night and remain near the feeding area, if possible. There are, however, some situations that will cause the deer to move around during the daylight hours even if ample food is nearby.
Although it was a bit warm for the Southeast Texas duck season opener on Saturday, Nov. 3, most hunters that had access to fresh water did very well with lots of limits that included teal, gadwall, pintails and widgeon.
Beaumont’s Kirby Richards reports that his group had an easy hunt Saturday morning at the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge.
Led by Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint champion Hightail, the Delta Downs’ racing office received 15 pre-entries on Nov. 6 for this year’s Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 17. The Jackpot Day program will have a special first post time of 1:15 p.m., and it will feature eight stakes races and more than $2.2 million in total purse money awarded.
This Saturday, Nov. 2, the highly anticipated debut of the MMA World Series of Fighting will be shown live beginning at 9:30 p.m. (Central) on NBC Sports (formerly the Versus Network). Bas Rutten and Todd Harris will handle broadcast duties. The undercard, which includes six fights, will be streamed live and for free on sherdog.com.
The Glory World Series will hold a one night, 8-man tournament worth $300,000 dollars entitled Glory 3 Final 8 this Saturday, Nov. 2 from Rome. For $15, the show can be seen live via iPPV via http://www.gloryworldseries.com/en/events. Start time is 2:30 p.m. (Central).
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